"The reader will be delighted and entertained by these teachings, and this beautifully written book will open the Zen world to everyone". Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
"A blend of Herman Hesse, Tom Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut." Washington Post
"Amusing and amiable....Murphy has a deft, light touch." Kirkus Reviews
"A rich, vast, and slyly comedic novel that leaves you laughing and weeping. Read and rejoice." Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming
More Information on Zen


One Bird, One Stone: 108 American Zen Stories
A distinctly American take on the ancient tradition of Zen Buddhism... (Click on the link to read more)
Foreward by John Daido Loori, Roshi, Introduction by Natalie Goldberg
New Paperback Edition, April 2013
Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1571746978

The Time of New Weather
The future isnít what it used to be and the past wonít leave us alone... (Click on the link to read more)
ISBN: 0553586793 (Mass Market Paperback April 08)
ISBN: 0553382454 (Original Trade Paperback)

The Finished Man
A wry, rollicking look at love, the literati, and Southern California... (Click on the link to read more)
ISBN: 0553382446

The Hope Valley Hubcap King
Bibi Brown is an ordinary young man with an extraordinary destiny... (Click on the link to read more)
ISBN: 0385337825


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Zen Resources
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Order the new edition of One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories (Hampton Roads, April 2013).

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